I have the family history bug for researching both my own family history and that of friends. If your interest is in families of the Fylde in Lancashire, this site is for you, with many photographs to enhance interest. I'll also be looking at my Scottish Donaldson connections, hints and tips, and stories that appeal. So read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. Do get in touch - I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history fun.
My parents - John & Kathleen Weston during the war.
I came across this telegram whilst sorting through papers following the deaths of my father and mother, John and Kathleen Weston nee Danson. I love the design and the message, with the frank on the reverse showing it was sent on December 31st 1941.
My father was then serving in the Codes and Cipher Branch of the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London and had witnessed the Battle of Britain over London earlier in the autumn of 1941.
For his granddaughter, he wrote of his wartime experiences in "Family Recollections" and very movingly I discovered a series of letters, still in their envelopes, exchanged between my parents throughout the war.
A great source of stories for further blog postings, so watch this space!